Is sex education in UK schools good enough? Share your thoughts
The Local Government Association has urged the government to make sex education compulsory in all secondary schools.
Sex and relationship education (SRE) is mandatory in local authority-maintained schools, but not in academies and free schools which make up 65% of secondaries.
Izzi Seccombe, chair of the LGA’s community wellbeing board, said “the lack of compulsory sex and relationship education in academies and free schools is storing up problems for later on in life, creating a ticking sexual health time bomb, as we are seeing in those who have recently left school.”